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==Government and Politics==
 
==Government and Politics==
===The Eternal Throne===
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===[[The Eternal Throne]]===
 
The term ''Eternal Throne'' has been used throughout a large portion of Aeternaea's history. It refers to multiple things; the ruler of Aeternaea, the faith of Aeternaea, the throne the ruler sits upon, and even the nation itself. The reason for this is that the people of Aeternaea see now difference between the individual on the throne, and the nation as a whole. The explanation for this is that the nation was founded by the family that sits on the Eternal Throne, and through their flawless efforts, they were able to unify the entirety of the population under their leadership.
 
The term ''Eternal Throne'' has been used throughout a large portion of Aeternaea's history. It refers to multiple things; the ruler of Aeternaea, the faith of Aeternaea, the throne the ruler sits upon, and even the nation itself. The reason for this is that the people of Aeternaea see now difference between the individual on the throne, and the nation as a whole. The explanation for this is that the nation was founded by the family that sits on the Eternal Throne, and through their flawless efforts, they were able to unify the entirety of the population under their leadership.
   
The exact history behind the divine cult however, is fairly unknown. The only certain fact that we have is that there exists nobody living in the Heartlands that does not obey, love, and worship the Eternal Throne; all of them fully willing to give their lives for it. This worship is what divides the people of Aeternaea into two equal categories: The Heartlanders, whom are those who are born in the Heartland Provinces and fully worship the Throne; and the Outlanders, whom are born in the Free-State of Lolede, whom still worship the Throne, but to a lesser extent than the Heartlanders.
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The exact history behind the divine cult however, is fairly unknown. The only certain fact that we have is that there exists nobody living in the Heartlands that does not obey, love, and worship the Eternal Throne; all of them fully willing to give their lives for it. This worship is what divides the people of Aeternaea into two equal categories: The Heartlanders, whom are those who are born in the Heartland Provinces and fully worship the Throne; and the Mainlanders, whom are born in the Aeternaean Heartlands on the Eastern Continent.
   
 
Members of House Gloustrik vi Aetae'ii (Commonly translated to House Gloustern vi Aeternis) are considered to be one and the same as the Eternal Throne. The head of the house being the centre of the divine cult. Having existed for millennia, in an unbroken chain of succession, they are the longest-living dynasty in Gwalethia.
 
Members of House Gloustrik vi Aetae'ii (Commonly translated to House Gloustern vi Aeternis) are considered to be one and the same as the Eternal Throne. The head of the house being the centre of the divine cult. Having existed for millennia, in an unbroken chain of succession, they are the longest-living dynasty in Gwalethia.
   
====Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis====
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The government is currently headed by [[Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis]], current holder of the Eternal Throne, and by extension - the Heavenly Mandate of Heaven and Earth. Whilst traditionally the eternal ruler would only be appointed upon the death of their predecessor, this is a rare circumstance as [[Edeart I Gloustern vi Aeternis]] still lives and had merely abdicated the throne to his son. As such, he is known as the "Eternal Predecessor".
Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis (Official Name: Ξϡ'ϑζ'ϗά ϬϨ'Ӷԏ'ϐσ'ϓϊԄᵹ Ξϡϓϊ'ᶅᶋ), the Heavenly Ruler of Eternity, Head of the Eternal Faith of the Heavens & the Land, Ancestor of the Land, Guide of the Dead, and Speaker of the Fates is the current leader of Aeternaea-Lolede, having succeeded his father to the throne at the age of 16; whom abdicated in his favour. In the heavenly tradition; it is assumed that all of the holy knowledge, wisdom, might, and experience of hi father and other ancestors had passed to him the moment he achieved the throne - as was the case for his father as well.
 
   
Several years have since passed since his ascension to the Eternal Throne, and many progressive changes have occurred across both the Heartlands and the Mainlands, of which only those who reside within the Heavenly Mandate are aware of. To the outsiders however, two important changes have been made: the first is that the Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae Order has been granted permission to interact more directly with outsiders, and the second is that Aeternaea plans to choose a single nation to host an embassy of theirs.
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The eternal throne itself is a part of a larger government which goes by the name of [[The Eternal Senate]]. This senate is in charge of everything related to the governance of Aeternaea; on both the Eternal Heartlands and Mainlands.
 
====Edeart I Gloustern vi Aeternis====
 
 
===The Eternal Senate===
 
The Eternal Senate; the governing body of Aeternaea. It consists of three levels of power:
 
# '''[[The Eternal Throne]]''', this is both the highest level of government, the head of Aeternaea, and the head of the Eternal Faith of Heaven and Eart. The line of succession is unknown to anyone except the current holder of the throne - there has never been a crisis as to whom would become the next holder of the throne, as it has always been known when the time came. It has the final decision on anything that has been voted on by the Eternal Peers, a task which can be delegated to one of the honoured ones.
 
# '''[[The Eternal Peers]]''', which consists of 42 voters - 10 whom are elected from amongst each of the 10 great families, and 32 whom are elected from among each of the 32 lower families.It is the second level of the government, and votes upon anything that the Eternal Diet passes.
 
# '''[[The Eternal Diet]]''', which consists of 564 elected members - all of whom are voted from amongst anyone who is a true follower of the Faith of the Heavens and Earth. It is the lowest level of the government.
 
 
==== The Eternal Diet ====
 
 
====The Eternal Cabinet====
 
   
 
==Military==
 
==Military==
[[File:Aeternaean Arms.png|thumbnail]]
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===Eternal Naval Forces===
===Land Forces===
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Aeternaea possesses the largest and potentially most talented navy in the known world. Whilst its history is unknown to the western nations, what is known is that the navy is nearly as old as Aeternaea itself, and it serves to blockade the only route to East by sea.
====Ducal Army====
 
The main standing army of Aeternaea is known as the Ducal Army. These soldiers are extremely well trained, serving every primary role. Trained to fight in any environment, they are known and feared across Gwalethia. Split into three categories; '''The Throne's Shadow, The Throne's Light, and the Throne's Vision'''; they are able to adapt to their tasks.
 
   
====Army of the Eternal Throne====
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===Eternal Land Forces===
The Army of the Eternal Throne, an army shrouded in mystery; hand-picked by the Eternal Throne, they serve as the elite of the elite, their actions unknown. If a member of this army is ever met, you know for certain that something big is about to happen. Given absolute authority, the lord-generals in charge report directly to the Eternal Throne, and have the ability to take command of anyone, or anything.
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In addition to their great navies, Aeternaea also possesses the largest and possibly most deadly army as well. Unlike traditional armies, Aeternaea's army has been split into two distinct divisions; the Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae Holy Order, and the Eternal Army. The former dedicated to the protection of the western frontier, and the latter dedicated to protection from a threat unknown to the west.
   
===Sea Forces===
 
====Ducal Navy====
 
====Holy Fleet====
 
 
==Geography and Climate==
 
==Geography and Climate==
 
===The Aeternaean Heartland===
 
===The Aeternaean Heartland===
   
===The Free-State of Lolede===
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===The Aeternaean Mainland===
 
==Law==
 
==Law==
 
===Holy Laws===
 
===Holy Laws===
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===Divinely Sanctioned Mercenaries===
 
===Divinely Sanctioned Mercenaries===
   
==Provinces, Territories, and Viceroyalties==
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==Aeternaean Territories==
===The Aeternaean Mainland===
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===The Aeternaean Heartlands===
====Provinces====
 
=====The Holy Province=====
 
=====The Straits=====
 
=====The Ancient Province=====
 
====Territories====
 
=====The Territory of Rho'I'Ne=====
 
=====The Territory of Rho'Chu'Ne=====
 
 
====Viceroyalties====
 
====Viceroyalties====
=====The Viceroyalty of The Republic of Liu'Kar=====
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=====The Viceroyalty of The Republic of Vae'Bak=====
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==== Provincial Districts ====
===The Free-State of Lolede===
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====Provincial Districts====
 
=====The Yaqul'azraq District=====
 
=====The Qin'Vae District=====
 
=====The Zae'Ys District=====
 
 
==Economy==
 
==Economy==
One of the most powerful economies in Gwalethia, Aeternaea controls the oceans around the Heartland. Fearing any outsiders, they deem to ensure that all the resources they find are immediately mastered by themselves. In order to ensure that their economy remains powerful however, they have established the Free-State of Lolede, a merchant-colony that is permitted to trade with outsiders. Through this colony, they are able to sell their luxurious and high-quality goods, whilst learning about the world around them. In order to prevent any harm to their economy, Lolede has been granted a high level of autonomy, whilst still being protected by the Holy Fleet, and a large army.
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In terms of the economy, Aeternaea has a very closed economy; they only ever permit trade through their client-state, the [[Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae]] Holy Order, and even then in a limited amount. As such, they are not directly tied in with any foreign nation's economic strength and weaknesses. However, they have been known to trade with the Free Cities of [[Lokhaven]] from time to time.
   
==Science and Technology==
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In terms of economic strength, they are one of the most powerful economies in the known world, and use this to continually build and improve their nation. Additionally, if one would include the economies of both Aeternaea and Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae together, they are considered the richest "Union".
Aeternaea is perhaps one of the most technologically advanced nations in Gwalethia; they invest heavily in their own creations, fielding the greatest navy and perhaps one of the greatest armies across the planet. The reason for this is that they abhor outsider technology, and would rather develop their own methods of accomplishing tasks than to trust outsiders. As a result, they adapt very poorly to unknown technology, preferring to wait for their own nation to develop an equivalent form of technology than to adopt this foreign one.
 
   
In terms of scientific advancements, they are willing to pursue the sciences at nearly any extent; as they believe that the power of the scientific mind is greater than any magical advancement, leading them to being one of the most anti-magical nations, the only mages being purely licensed ones with permission directly from the Eternal Throne.
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==Science and Technology==
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Little is known about Aeternaean technology and sciences, except for the fact that they are adamantly anti-magic, choosing instead to invest fully in non-magical advancements. As such, they can be seen as one of the most technologically advanced nations in Gwalethia; choosing to keep this knowledge to themselves. As a result however, they seem to have a difficulty in using foreign technology, as they typically would choose instead to build a local alternative, if possible.
   
In addition to their martial prowess, they also have great technology in civil and state infrastructure; building canals and roads, palaces and housing for their people. Aeternaea desires to ensure that all that live on the heartlands enjoy a life of luxury, as only those who follow the Eternal Throne are welcomed.
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With this all in mind, it is difficult to fully describe how they focus on technological advancements, as they forbid any outsiders from stepping within their borders; threatening death to any who attempt to. The reasoning behind this is simply because they wish to remain isolated, and only granting entry to those who are truly loyal and devout to the Eternal Throne, and the Faith of Heaven and Earth.
   
 
==Demographics==
 
==Demographics==

Revision as of 17:04, January 28, 2019

The Heavenly Mandate of Aeternaea, and the Embodiment of the Land of Lolede (Official Name: Ξϡϓϊ'ᶅᶋ - Ӷԏ'Øϼ'Ӷԏ'ϑζ) is the oldest nation on Gwalethia; with a verified recorded history stretching back to 25,773 Pre-WE. It is the only nation that has existed since before the end of the Frozen Period, and views itself as the "adult" nation, surrounded by the new "children" nation of the world. Aeternaea aims to keep to itself and not interfere with the growth of these "children"; choosing instead to observe and record - comparing the new generation to the old.

Highly innovative, they have been able to keep up, and surpass, many nations in terms of technology - using their advancements in non-magical technology to rival the greatest magical innovations; which is a great feat, as Aeternaea is perhaps the strictest anti-mage nation known.

Aeternaea, alongside their protectorate; The Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae Holy Order (Official Name: ϑλ'Ϫᶔ'ϗά'λї'Ξϡ) possess the world's largest and potentially most powerful army and navy; following a doctrine of perfect defense, in which they will never be the aggressors to a conflict, but will be the ones to bring an end to said conflict.

Etymology

While there exists various theories on the origin of the name Aeternaea, the name is now accepted as originating from the Eternal Throne, from which the ruler of Aeternaea sits. There exists however, many debates on whether or not the Eternal Throne is older than the national term Aeternaea, a debate which the Archdukes have never made any input on, preferring to let their people attempt to figure it out. There are two main sides to this argument, both having an equally valid amount of evidence:

The first being on the side of the Eternal Throne being older than Aeternaea, stating that the throne was initially established by the legendary hero Aethric III, the Shield of Granedis, which has historical evidence in texts such as, "The Chronicles of Legends", and, "Mercenary Lords". There is also a direct quote from Aethric in his own memoirs where he mentioned "Not only I, but all my descendants shall sit eternally upon this throne", which led to many stating that the very throne he was speaking of is the same that is used today.

The second argument being that Aeternaea came before the throne. Advocates of this view state that the quote above could have merely meant that the Ducal family would rule forever, not sit on the same throne, and that it should not have been taken in a literal sense. Another point in their favour is that the first recording of the name Aeternaea, in reference to a nation, was in 22,987 Pre-WE, and the first mention of an Eternal Throne in any modern sense of the name, wasn't until 22,923 Pre-WE. Of course, the ancient language of O'Aetae'ni'Chu had very different pronunciations, and there exists no native speakers of this language left, making it difficult to tell whether or not the records are complete.

To this day this is a heavily debated topic, and it has even started conflicts between citizens who wish to prove that they are most loyal to the throne through finding the truth.

History

The Heavenly Age (Aegu'Dea'Vae'I'Hae)

TBD

The Heroic Age (Aegu'Rho'Hae)

TBD

The Holding Age (Aegu'Hae'O'Dea)

TBD

The Crisis Age (Aegu'Chu'Rho'I'I)

TBD

The Kingmaker's Age (Aegu'Kar'I'ne)

TBD

The Interim Age (Aegu'I'Ae)

TBD

The Noble Age (Aegu'Ne'Bak)

TBD

The Regency Age (Aegu'Rho'Gu'I)

TBD

The Monarch's Age (Aegu'Mae'Ne)

TBD

The Early Expansion Age (Aegu'Xee'Eerho)

TBD

The Late Expansion Age (Aegu'Xee'Liu)

TBD

The Current Age (Aegu'Chu'Ee)

TBD

Government and Politics

The Eternal Throne

The term Eternal Throne has been used throughout a large portion of Aeternaea's history. It refers to multiple things; the ruler of Aeternaea, the faith of Aeternaea, the throne the ruler sits upon, and even the nation itself. The reason for this is that the people of Aeternaea see now difference between the individual on the throne, and the nation as a whole. The explanation for this is that the nation was founded by the family that sits on the Eternal Throne, and through their flawless efforts, they were able to unify the entirety of the population under their leadership.

The exact history behind the divine cult however, is fairly unknown. The only certain fact that we have is that there exists nobody living in the Heartlands that does not obey, love, and worship the Eternal Throne; all of them fully willing to give their lives for it. This worship is what divides the people of Aeternaea into two equal categories: The Heartlanders, whom are those who are born in the Heartland Provinces and fully worship the Throne; and the Mainlanders, whom are born in the Aeternaean Heartlands on the Eastern Continent.

Members of House Gloustrik vi Aetae'ii (Commonly translated to House Gloustern vi Aeternis) are considered to be one and the same as the Eternal Throne. The head of the house being the centre of the divine cult. Having existed for millennia, in an unbroken chain of succession, they are the longest-living dynasty in Gwalethia.

The government is currently headed by Adean II Gloustern vi Aeternis, current holder of the Eternal Throne, and by extension - the Heavenly Mandate of Heaven and Earth. Whilst traditionally the eternal ruler would only be appointed upon the death of their predecessor, this is a rare circumstance as Edeart I Gloustern vi Aeternis still lives and had merely abdicated the throne to his son. As such, he is known as the "Eternal Predecessor".

The eternal throne itself is a part of a larger government which goes by the name of The Eternal Senate. This senate is in charge of everything related to the governance of Aeternaea; on both the Eternal Heartlands and Mainlands.

Military

Eternal Naval Forces

Aeternaea possesses the largest and potentially most talented navy in the known world. Whilst its history is unknown to the western nations, what is known is that the navy is nearly as old as Aeternaea itself, and it serves to blockade the only route to East by sea.

Eternal Land Forces

In addition to their great navies, Aeternaea also possesses the largest and possibly most deadly army as well. Unlike traditional armies, Aeternaea's army has been split into two distinct divisions; the Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae Holy Order, and the Eternal Army. The former dedicated to the protection of the western frontier, and the latter dedicated to protection from a threat unknown to the west.

Geography and Climate

The Aeternaean Heartland

The Aeternaean Mainland

Law

Holy Laws

Traditional Laws

Laws of Nature

Foreign Relations and Politics

The Divine Mandate of Heaven

Merchant Diplomats

Holy Diplomats

Divinely Sanctioned Mercenaries

Aeternaean Territories

The Aeternaean Heartlands

Viceroyalties

Provincial Districts

Economy

In terms of the economy, Aeternaea has a very closed economy; they only ever permit trade through their client-state, the Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae Holy Order, and even then in a limited amount. As such, they are not directly tied in with any foreign nation's economic strength and weaknesses. However, they have been known to trade with the Free Cities of Lokhaven from time to time.

In terms of economic strength, they are one of the most powerful economies in the known world, and use this to continually build and improve their nation. Additionally, if one would include the economies of both Aeternaea and Bak'Ee'Ne'Vae together, they are considered the richest "Union".

Science and Technology

Little is known about Aeternaean technology and sciences, except for the fact that they are adamantly anti-magic, choosing instead to invest fully in non-magical advancements. As such, they can be seen as one of the most technologically advanced nations in Gwalethia; choosing to keep this knowledge to themselves. As a result however, they seem to have a difficulty in using foreign technology, as they typically would choose instead to build a local alternative, if possible.

With this all in mind, it is difficult to fully describe how they focus on technological advancements, as they forbid any outsiders from stepping within their borders; threatening death to any who attempt to. The reasoning behind this is simply because they wish to remain isolated, and only granting entry to those who are truly loyal and devout to the Eternal Throne, and the Faith of Heaven and Earth.

Demographics

Education

Ethnicity

Religion

Languages

Culture

Symbols

Literature

Visual Arts

Sports

TBD

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